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I have a lg model number lfd22860tt and the refrigerator lamp cover melted and fell off. when i called they told me there was a issue with these and they are being changed to a new kind of light kit that doesn't get as hot, why did i not receive a recall notice on this and can it start a fire, i took the lamp cover off and i am on the list for a service call.

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The same thing happened to mine. The reason it happened was that one of 2 push button door swiches failed and didn't shut the lights off when the doors were closed. They were on for hours and caused the lamp cover and housing to overheat and greatly distort. Parts cost over $100.00

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